Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by kcjak » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:43 am

'...attractive interstate hotel.' Is there such a thing? Let's hope he goes with just attractive hotel.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:34 pm

haven't seen anyone post about the kaw river bridge project. here's a few shots from the final public meeting tonight:

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interesting tidbit is that the bridge and adjacent property is owned by KCMO, but the bridge is entirely on the KCK side of the state line.

previous coverage: http://www.kctv5.com/story/35723248/off ... ver-bridge

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:16 pm

Yes it is. The city bought the bridge years ago in order to remove the railroad tracks that went between Kemper and the other buildings and then turned north through the east parking lot.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:37 pm

Set of warehouses getting converted. Didn't see anything posted on here about it yet.

https://www.bnim.com/project/west-bottoms-housing

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Post by kcjak » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 am

As the West Bottoms continues to transition, rents will increase and the First Weekend antique-y shops will become fewer and fewer. Is there anywhere left in the metro that could support the number of First Weekend shops and crowds that accompany them?

People make first weekends a destination and travel for hundreds of miles - it would be a shame to lose that completely, even if the atmosphere is different from not being in the WB.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:44 am

We've seen several of these 'antique' shops open up on Main St and the area around 31st and Gillham. That area would be good for that type of event, especially if you could get the old El Torreon space to participate. They have that massive second floor.

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Post by FangKC » Fri May 11, 2018 12:04 pm

Nice zoomable vintage map of the West Bottoms.

I can't believe how many single family houses are mixed in with the industrial. Imagine living that close to the stockyards!

https://tedsvintagemaps.com/collections ... 8727845008

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Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri May 11, 2018 10:38 pm

FangKC wrote:Nice zoomable vintage map of the West Bottoms.

I can't believe how many single family houses are mixed in with the industrial. Imagine living that close to the stockyards!

https://tedsvintagemaps.com/collections ... 8727845008
That's a great map. IIRC there's a big copy (or maybe the original? I forget) on display in the central library. Union Station also has it stamped onto some glass doors in one of the building history mezzanine levels.

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Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Tue May 22, 2018 10:20 pm

This old beauty in the West Bottoms was just listed for $1.2M:

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http://www.loopnet.com/for-sale/kansas-city-mo/?e=u

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by WSPanic » Tue May 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Let's start a GoFundMe for a new KCRag Clubhouse!

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Post by mean » Wed May 23, 2018 12:19 am

I wish!

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Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Wed May 23, 2018 10:44 am

That building is 48,000 sq feet. If we can get 48 raggers to kick in $25k each, there is your $1.2M and each person gets their own 1,000 sq ft. Easy.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by grovester » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 am

That's assuming there are 48 raggers.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed May 23, 2018 12:08 pm

KCRag should crowdfund something. Maybe a statue. Of us.

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Post by bobbyhawks » Wed May 23, 2018 12:18 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:KCRag should crowdfund something. Maybe a statue. Of us.
45 people eating popcorn and staring, judging, watching 3 people build something... with a gondola in the background and a RD4L logo?

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Post by flyingember » Wed May 23, 2018 12:36 pm

bobbyhawks wrote:
TheLastGentleman wrote:KCRag should crowdfund something. Maybe a statue. Of us.
45 people eating popcorn and staring, judging, watching 3 people build something... with a gondola in the background and a RD4L logo?
don't forget maps. lots of maps.

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Post by mgh7676 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:08 pm

Golden Ox apparently reopens this Friday (June 8).

Amazing, I thought this idea was dead, as I hadn't heard anything for what seems like years. Best of luck to them, although I feel like their marketing could have been a little better.

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Post by bobbyhawks » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:35 pm

mgh7676 wrote:Golden Ox apparently reopens this Friday (June 8).

Amazing, I thought this idea was dead, as I hadn't heard anything for what seems like years. Best of luck to them, although I feel like their marketing could have been a little better.
I don't know a ton, but from what I've heard through the grapevine, there were so many setbacks with this project, I think they were afraid to market anything before it was ready to go. No telling how the food will end up, but the decor and drink setup should be terrific based on Insta photos.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 pm

It was packed on Friday night, although the new incarnation is smaller. Steaks were amazing. Reservations are on Tock: https://www.exploretock.com/goldenox?ut ... search_nav

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